Peter Thiel associate named as ambassador to Sweden

Ken Howery, co-founder of PayPal and a close associate of Peter Thiel, has been named President Trump’s pick for ambassador to Sweden, per an announcement from the White House on Tuesday.

Howery and Thiel have worked together for decades. The pair both were a part of the founding team at PayPal, and continued that partnership at both Clarium Capital and Founders Fund, along with the controversial data analytics company Palantir. Howery was particularly involved in Founders Fund’s early investment in SpaceX.

Thiel was one of the most prominent Silicon Valley to publicly support Donald…

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